Peaky Blin­ders bar part of show’s tour

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY EMILIA BONA emilia.bona@trin­i­tymir­ @emil­i­abona

PEAKY Blin­ders fans are in for a treat as tours of the film­ing lo­ca­tions from the show are set to hit South­port.

Lo­cal fans will know that film­ing for the show has taken place at Me­ols Hall and tour co-or­di­na­tor Julie Ker­shaw, of Formby, is hop­ing to in­clude the his­toric site in the tours dur­ing their an­nual open­ing.

South­port’s Peaky Blin­ders pub will also play a part in the tours, which will cen­tre around the TV crime drama set in Birm­ing­ham af­ter the First World War.

Film­ing for Sea­son 4 of the show is due to start in March with an eye to be­ing aired around Oc­to­ber.

Julie Ker­shaw, who is a Blue Badge Guide, is hop­ing to take ad­van­tage of the world­wide suc­cess of the gang­ster pro­gramme with six dif­fer­ent tours.

A huge Peaky Blin­ders buff her­self, Julie said: “I have been work­ing as a tour guide for 11 years. I’m a big fan of Peaky Blin­ders - I’ve been to the pre­mieres in Birm­ing­ham and Lon­don, and I’ve caught a bit of film­ing in Liver­pool.

“I sort of thought - well, it’s a bit of a no-brainer re­ally!”

The Blue Badge Guide has loved re­search­ing her new tours.

Julie said: “It’s not even like work re­search­ing it!

“I think I will be as ex­cited as the pas­sen­gers!“

“There are fans all over the world and they are start­ing to find their way to Liver­pool in an at­tempt to find some of the film­ing lo­ca­tions.

“Fans are guar­an­teed not only a pro­fes­sional, qual­i­fied guide but also some­one who shares their pas­sion and has done hun­dreds of hours of re­search.”

Cur­rently, six tours are on of­fer, three ded­i­cated Peaky Blin­ders tours of dif­fer­ent lengths and three mixed tours which will com­bine film­ing lo­ca­tions with other tourist at­trac­tions on Mersey­side.

For de­tails con­tact Julie Ker­shaw at peaky­lo­ca­tion­s­tours@ya­ or on 079 4461 7477.

Ac­tor Cil­lian Mur­phy on the set of Peaky Blin­ders be­ing filmed in the grounds of the Blue­coat School,Wavertree,in 2015

Peaky Blin­ders bar on Lord Street

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